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771 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-441-1640
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Ordered food to get delivered over the weekend. Tried their boat noodles, spicy chicken salad, papaya salad and pad thai. The boat noodles were so good! so much flavor. The spicy chicken salad was very disappointing. too much rice powder. tasted blan and mealy. Papaya salad was fresh and good so was the Pad Thai. Will definitely order food from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner last night with my husband. We ordered the Massaman chicken and Green Sea (green curry seafood) curries. Both were delicious and full of flavour, and the serving sizes were generous. I could have easily just eaten white rice with the green curry sauce! Yum!! For dessert, we had the fried banana with vanilla ice cream! The... More 

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Thank Jac Y
Cleveland, Ohio
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Ok I am a Thai food snob. Lived in Thailand for many years and there is nothing more annoying to me than poorly executed Thai food. This place serves amazing Thai soup. You cannot wrong with this place. Cool atmosphere is a very colorful neighborhood

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Thank khonkaen
Singapore, Singapore
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195 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

If you are looking for great thai food in SF, this is the place to go. However, the wait can be really long as they get pretty crowded.

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Thank ajlaut
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

I went here on the recommendation of a Thai cooking youtuber who lived in San Francisco. I ordered the Boat noodles, starter to share and two Thai Ice teas. Boat noodles were absolutely gorgeous. Thai Green curry was phenomenal. The starter was fantastic, I'm not usually a fan of calamari but that was delicious. The Ice teas were sweet just... More 

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Thank David J
Redcrest, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

We were pleased to find this place open at 1pm because a lot of surrounding places didn't open until 5pm. Service was great. Food was tasty. Price was reasonable.

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Thank relaxescape
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I'm Thai visiting SF. All I can tell is I feel like I'm in Thailand. Real Thai taste. Must try! Real Thai noodle! Real Thai noodle! Real Thai noodle!

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Thank Varan O
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is the spot to go from boat noodles. They have a Thai language menu written on the wall that has several soups not listed on the English menu. They are only a few dollars for a small bowl so it's great to try them all.

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Thank Sam H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

I was staying at a hostel in the next block and didn't feel like walking far for dinner so I gave this place a try. I was NOT disappointed. Imagine finding Pad Thai for $7.50 in San Francisco! The family who runs the place were all very friendly and the food was excellent. My dinner was ready in no time.... More 

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Thank Kilgore
Daly City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

I love there noodles!! there noodles are very much original! Tom yum and the boat noodle soup! They also have a thai special menu all written in Thai, I recommend trying them. I haven't tried them all yet, but so far i loved what i have order. I been going to this place for 3-4 years now and will continue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 771 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-1640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?